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Hidden Heroes 2021 Champions embrace humanity, courage and justice character virtues
- Oct 22, 2021 - 11:05:20 AM
It started as a global conversation in 2014 with Character Day programs
expanding to 125 countries and 50 States. Character Day Bahamas
continues its excellent work through The PACE Foundation with the
support of the Templeton World Charity Foundation Inc.
With Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts and COVID-19 still evident,
humanity and character are continuedly tested. This year’s nominations
focused on saluting hidden heroes like essential workers and volunteers.
Program organizer Charlene Carey explains. “Last year was a challenging
one for us all and our character was truly tested daily. Schools were
virtual, people lost their jobs...
Bahamas gets 57,330 doses of Pfizer vaccine to boost its COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
- Oct 22, 2021 - 10:20:44 AM
The Bahamas received some 57,330 doses of Pfizer vaccine as the country
continues to rollout the national vaccination pogramme against the
The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr
Michael Darville was on hand to receive the latest tranche of vaccines,
which arrived at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Thursday,
October 21, 2021...
Works Minister tours capital works projects in East GB
- Oct 22, 2021 - 9:06:37 AM
Minister of Public Works and Utilities, the Hon. Alfred Sears, on
Thursday visited areas of East Grand Bahama on a familiarization tour.
by Parliamentary Secretary Baccus Rolle and Director of Public Works
Melanie Roach, the delegation was joined by Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Ginger Moxey; Senator James Turner; Senator Kirk Russell...
Rock Sound Clinic Tour by Minister of Health & Wellness
- Oct 21, 2021 - 4:35:27 PM
Tour of Rock Sound Clinic on October 20, 2021 by Minister of Health and
Wellness, Michael Darville; Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources
and Family Island Affairs, Clay Sweeting; Minister of State in the
Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training, Zane
Lightbourne;and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture,
Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, Leonardo Lightbourne.
Minister Darville speaks with the medical staff towards assessment of
medical facilities on the island of Eleuthera, and status of the
nation-wide medical system...
Broadcasting Corporation celebrates 44 Years of Television
- Oct 21, 2021 - 3:35:27 PM
The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas celebrated its 44th year of
bringing television to Bahamian viewers, October 20, 2021 at the
corporation's offices. Minister of State in the Office of the Prime
Minister, the Hon. Myles Laroda, with responsibility for BCB,
participated in the cake-cutting ceremony, along with General Manager of
the Broadcasting Corporation, Mrs. Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, and ZNS
(BIS Photos/Raymond Bethel)...
PM Davis Davis presents Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation with a gift from the people of The Bahamas
- Oct 21, 2021 - 2:12:57 PM
Bahamas Prime Minister the Hon. Philip E. Davis presented the Martin
Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation with a national
gift from the people of The Bahamas on the occasion of the 10th
anniversary of the founding of the memorial, located at 1964 SW
Independence Avenue in Washington, DC.
Pictured from left are
actor Hill Harper; former Bahamas Senate President Sharon Wilson;
Bahamas First Lady Ann-Marie Davis; US Representative from California’s
43rd Congressional District, Maxine Waters...
Health Minister Darville Views Palmetto Point Clinic in Eleuthera
- Oct 21, 2021 - 11:00:20 AM
Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Michael Darville continues
evaluation of national health facilities, today, October 20 by traveling
to South Eleuthera, North Eleuthera and the Berry Islands to make
health facility assessments there. Pictured is the delegation viewing
Palmetto Point Clinic in Eleuthera. Minister Darville discusses issues
with clinic staff; Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family
Island Affairs the Hon. Clay Sweeting looks on.
Zane Lightbourne tours educational facilities in Eleuthera
- Oct 21, 2021 - 10:18:35 AM
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Technical &
Vocational Training the Hon. Zane Lightbourne toured Preston H. Albury
High School in South Eleuthera today during an assessment of medical and
educational facilities in Eleuthera by Minister of Health and Wellness
Michael Darville (centre second right); Minister of Agriculture, Marine
Resources and Family Island Affairs, Clay Sweeting (centre right); Zane
Lightbourne (centre); Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, Leonardo
Government launches successful free COVID-19 testing pilot program on Inagua
- Oct 21, 2021 - 9:13:10 AM
Government launches successful free COVID-19 testing pilot program on Inagua
Today the government kept one of its key campaign promises of a New
Day by launching its free COVID-19 testing program in Inagua, to combat
COVID-19 across the country.
Inagua was selected as the launch site because of a recent
outbreak of the virus after the election campaign, which sadly resulted
in the deaths of several people.
In line with its COVID Action Plan, the government also provided residents with medical-grade masks, free of charge.
A mobile team is in place on the ground to ensure that all
residents have access to the new program...
Prime Minister Davis travels to Washington, DC
- Oct 20, 2021 - 12:33:00 PM
Prime Minister the Hon. Philip E. Davis travelled to Washington DC on
Tuesday, 19th October, where he will join first lady Ann-Marie Davis, to
participate in the 10th anniversary commemoration of the Martin Luther
King (MLK) Memorial on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The MLK
Memorial is the 5th most visited memorial in Washington, DC.
invited guests include US President Joseph Biden, Vice-President Kamala
Harris, Cabinet Secretaries and Members of Congress...
Bahamas Ambassador to UAE and Qatar calls on DPM Chester Cooper
- Oct 20, 2021 - 11:31:29 AM
Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United Arab Emirates and the State of
Qatar HE Tony Joudi paid a courtesy call on Minister of Tourism,
Investment and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper today at the Ministry's
offices. Also at the courtesy call were members of the Ministry's
executive team, Executive Director/Administrative Ian Ferguson, and CEO
of the Tourism Development Corporation Janet Johnson. In the group
photo, Minister Cooper, centre right; Ambassador Joudi, right; Ian
Ferguson and Janet Johnson.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Minister Bowleg views Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium
- Oct 20, 2021 - 9:35:36 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg recently
joined Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier, Under Secretary Montez
Williams, and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings in visiting the
construction site of the Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium.
Project Architect at Arconcepts, Ltd., Michael Foster led the tour, as
the group interacted with construction stakeholders.
(BIS Photos /
Cabinet Office: State-Recognized Memorial Service for the Late Keith Archer
- Oct 19, 2021 - 9:25:34 PM
The Cabinet Office announces today that a State Recognized Memorial
Service will be held for the late Keith Estward Archer, former Senator
and Trade Unionist on Thursday, 21st October, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at
Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Cremation will follow.
The body will lie-in-state in the foyer of the Senate on Wednesday, 20th October, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m...
Minister Mitchell participates in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Miami - Oct. 16th -17th
- Oct 19, 2021 - 7:43:03 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises members of the public that the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell participated in the
15th Special Meeting of the Council of Foreign Relations (COFCOR) in
Miami from 16th – 17th October, 2021, at the Consulate General of
Jamaica. Accompanying the Minister was Foreign Service Officer, Kenneth
Discussions were held on, among other things,
matters relating to COVID-19, Climate Change, the United Nations, the
African Diaspora, the Commonwealth of Nations, and diplomatic relations
within the western hemisphere...
Grand Bahama Power Company rate review filing
- Oct 19, 2021 - 5:14:14 PM
Recently, the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) officially made an
application to The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for a rate
adjustment. In response, the Government of The Bahamas has made
immediate inquiries, expressed our deep concern, and taken swift
action. The Government, pursuant to the Electricity Act, 2015, has the
statutory mandate to set the national energy policy, with the goal and
objective of which “shall be the creation of a regime for the supply of
safe, least cost, reliable and environmentally sustainable electricity
throughout The Bahamas.” This statutory mandate includes “aspects of
Amendments to Special Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) Order
- Oct 19, 2021 - 4:16:16 PM
The Minister for Grand Bahama, The Honourable Ginger Moxey, is
pleased to advise the public of recent amendments to the Special
Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) Order.
All vehicles imported conditionally duty-free into Grand Bahama and
Abaco under the SERZ Order are now approved to be transferred anywhere
in The Bahamas without prior approval, and subsequent payment of Customs
Further, all approvals that were previously issued for
importation of replacement vehicles under the SERZ Order, and have not
been used by the applicant...
Chinese Embassy donates Greenhouses To The Bahamas
- Oct 19, 2021 - 3:08:21 PM
In an effort to assist the Government of The Bahamas with its
goal to increase food production, the Embassy of the People’s Republic
of China donated 15 greenhouses recently.
The greenhouses, which vary in size, will be distributed in Grand Bahama and throughout the Family Islands...